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DataTable.MinimumCapacity Property

Gets or sets the initial starting size for this table.

Namespace:  System.Data
Assembly:  System.Data (in System.Data.dll)

public int MinimumCapacity { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The initial starting size in rows of this table. The default is 50.

The MinimumCapacity allows the system to create an appropriate set of resources before fetching data. In a situation when performance is critical, setting this property can optimize performance.

The following example sets the MinimumCapacity of a DataTable.

private void SetMinimumCapacity(DataTable table)
{
    // Change the MinimumCapacity.
    table.MinimumCapacity = 100;
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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